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Colson to speak at Union Sept. 22

Charles Colson
Charles Colson

JACKSON, Tenn.Sept. 8, 2005 – Charles Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship and author of more than 20 books, will speak in a Sept. 22 worship service in Union University’s G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel.

The service begins at 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. “Charles Colson has become one of the senior statesmen among Christian leaders in this country,” Union University President David Dockery said. “He has influenced countless lives through his books and his radio program, and we are deeply honored to welcome him to campus.”

Colson, a former aide to President Richard Nixon, pleaded guilty to Watergate-related charges and served seven months in prison. He became a Christian prior to his prison term, and shortly after his release launched Prison Fellowship, the world’s largest prison outreach that serves the spiritual and practical needs of prisoners around the world.

He is the author of such books as “How Now Shall We Live?” “Kingdoms in Conflict” and “Born Again.” Colson’s column is nationally syndicated, and his daily radio program, “Breakpoint,” is heard on 100 stations.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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